With the launch of Apple Music less a month away, artists are becoming more skeptical about the future of music streaming subscription services. The market entry of such a powerful multinational company will undoubtedly shake up the overall business environment, and only time will tell whether it will be beneficial to artists. In a series of tweets, Justin Vernon has given his input into the issue. Offering an insightful perspective as an independent artist, Vernon voiced his displeasures as he criticized all music streaming services with a #NotOnSpotify campaign. The Bon Iver frontman also took the opportunity to let the public know of his newfound disapproval on Apple as an overall company. Take a look at the tweets below.
don’t need to read this. its true. the company that made me believe in companies, and not joking: PEOPLE is no more pic.twitter.com/evDBnHf1zR
— blobtower (@blobtower) June 16, 2015
Dobie Gray – Loving Arms #notonspotify there is a version of the song on his ‘best of’ but it’s a re-record and isn’t as good.
— blobtower (@blobtower) May 11, 2015
not on spotify: Bulgarian Women’s Choir – Tour ‘93 — blobtower (@blobtower) May 27, 2015